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at the top of the empire. rebecca brooks resigned as the fallout continues. after years with barely a drop of rain, some regions in kenya are paying a hefty price. >> normally, this area would be teeming with cattle and goats, but as you can see, it is completely empty. >> and her puzzles have stunned people for decades. now the woman behind those creative crosswords shares the tricks of the trade. ♪ >> and welcome. amid a firestorm of conspiracy today -- controversy today, two tendered their resignations. first it was rebecca brooks, a dog by allegations over her role in the scandal and illegal payments to police officers. then this afternoon came word that less hinton -- les hinton is stepping down. this report contains some flash photography. >> it is the day that the chief executive walked away from the company she had served for half her life, the day when her friend and lawyer walked into a hotel to say sorry to the family who was the victim of his papers wrongdoing. rebecca's -- rebecca brooks is the highest standing casualties so far. as for the past 10 days she has been at the
? >> this is "bbc world news america. " the fallout from the hacking scandal continues as rebekah brooks resigned and rupert murdoch issues an apology. after years with barely a drop, some regions of kenya are paying a hefty price. >> normally, this area would be teeming with cattle and goats. as you can see, it is completely empty. >> the woman behind the creative crosswords shares tricks of the trade. ♪ >> amid a firestorm of controversy, rebekah brooks resigned as chief executive of news international. there are allegations of her role in the phone hacking scandal and illegal payments to police officers. she said she felt a deep responsibility to the people hurt. rupert murdoch apologized to the family of milly dowler, murdered girl whose hacked phone started the controversy. >> she is the most high-profile casualty so far in the scandal that has spread to both sides of the atlantic. for the past 10 days, rebekah brooks has been a part of the storm that has swept rupert murdoch's empire and remained by his side. today, she decided to step away. she said that recent times have been tough and
and said that what happened under rebekah brooks' leadership." she was editor of the "news of the world," at the time some of the hacking. she was apparently away at the time. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power is the real puppet master. tonight, he, they, no one knows how this will end. >> joining me now from london is the deputy prime minister went tony blair was in power. 45 of his mobile phone messages were hacked into. this is a very sorry tale. it goes back to 2006 when your own messages were broken into. how evasive was that? >> the police kept in mind that that was so. i had to go to the court and force them to commit and setup a new inquiry. that is finding all of disinformation. the information was available before. why didn't the police act on it instead of the nine that my phone messages had been broken into? now we are learning the appalling situation of the phone's not only having messages on them, the girl found that not only were they wiped off, they were wiped off by the news of the world to add more information so they could get more stories s
of the empire is rebecca brooks, editor at the time of the alleged hacking. company executives say that she was away at the time. this began with the imprisonment for years ago of editor clive goodman. >> i made a statement yesterday. with judicial restraints, i can make no more at the moment. >> it is his reams of notes of private phone numbers that have fueled this saga, that and the mounting anger of mps who alleged the police simply did not want to investigate what he had done. rupert murdoch issued a statement describing what had happened as deplorable and unacceptable, stating the company must fully cooperate with the police, and adding that would happen under rebecca brooks's leadership. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power, he is the puppet master. tonight, no one knows how this extraordinary drama will and. nick robinson, bbc news, westminster. >> for more on this extraordinary drama, i spoke to a bbc reporter in london. i asked about bribes to london police officers. >> it seems every hour a new revelation has come about. we have even been told to be braced
what had happened. >> this puts more pressure on the president's friend, rebecca brooks. she is the editor of "news of the world" when the girl went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, has always said she did not know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. "news international was "says she is as shocked that anyone -- as shocked as anyone else. but she says she does not intend to resign. >> she has been clear today that is what she will not do. this happened in 2002 and she's chief executive of a company in 2011 and she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> but the political heat has been turned up on record murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry set up. they think rebecca brooks should go. >> its more than a wrote reporter. was not just one individual. this is a systematic things that happen. what i want is to start taking responsibility for this. >> it is not just "news international" with difficult questions to answer
. >> my message to rebekah brooks is do the decent thing. it cannot hide away from this level of public english. >> they were reluctant witnesses. they told the committee he could not attend the future session. james murdock said he could not come. rebekah brooks said chiappone -- welcome the opportunity to do so but would not discuss anything that relates to the ongoing police investigation. the talk was of a formal summons. the threat had worked. they change their minds but they would now be coming to answer m.p.'s questions. in the second letter, james murdock said we're running to confirm our attendance by -- and concerned where are asked to yet answer further questions in a form on top of the judge let inquiry and the police investigation. whatever the form, the questions keep coming. why did the news of the world mislead and why were some victims paid to keep quiet? as for ms. brooks, she will be asked about what she told mps last time. the m.p. whose committee will be asking the question was optimistic. >> i hope the committee will want to learn the truth. this is not about a lyn
the deputy politcal editor. >> parlaiment wants to hold rebecca brooks and james and rupert murdoch to account, to answer questions about why so many people's phones were hacked in the name of news. it was a summons they could not ignore. >> it just is insane. you can't hide away. you can't hide away from this level of anguish and anger. >> the murdochs were reluctant. rupert murdoch said he could not attend, but said he would give evidence. his son, james, said he couldn't make it, but would be pelased to leased to give evidence on the 10th of august. rebecca brooks welcomed the chance to do this. but she said she couldn't discuss the police investigation. >> the talk was of a formal summons. a fine and imprisonment from parliament. the murdochs said they would answer these questions. >> these are the questions they'll face. why did they mislead parlaiment. to stopmanagmenet fail it? >> we have given police information in the past. >> we hope the committee will want to hear the turtruth and te facts. this is about hearing from them. who knew about that? >> the lawyer of a family of
for the final issue. she described the tabloid as a force for good and an old friend. and rebecca brooks, former editor of the news of the world describes her as her dear friend. the two worked together to campaign for sara's law, the public right to know where pedophiles are living. the newspaper gave sara a mobile phone. the guardian claims it is this phone that was illegally accessed. rebecca brooks said that these accusations are particularly upsetting. the idea that anyone on the newspaper knew that sara or the campaign team were targeted is unthinkable. if all of that true it is rank hipock accuracy. it makes you despair of modern journalism. sara's name is at the long list of potential hacking victims and this investigation is far from over. >> in other news around the world taliban militants carried out a major attack in southern afghanistan using suicide bombers, rocket propelled grenades and machine guns. the sustained assault targeted the offices of the deputy govern and a private security firm. the trial of desupposed president will start next week in cairo. he faces charges of corru
. the sound heard more often was silence. >> were you -- about your son or rebekah brooks? >> that took 10 seconds to answer. he hesitated on every question of detail. >> i forget but i expect that i have been in daily contact with both of them. >> news international was run day today by james murdoch. today, he blamed the police, complaints commission, and a failed inquiry for the failure to reveal what had gone wrong. >> if i knew then what i know now and with the benefit of hindsight, we would have taken more action are around that and we would have been quicker to get to the bottom of the allegations. >> out different -- how different today was then the days when he was feted by prime ministers. david cameron was never photographed with mr. murdoch even though he was invited discretely just days after the last election. >> why did you go in the back? >> to avoid photographers. i did as i was told. >> he was looking relaxed, then may ham. the drama turned into a circus. >> he was there in that room. what can you tell us? >> i was sitting a few feet away and only just half a second befor
with news international bosses, with a rebecca of burke's -- brooks. >> as prime minister, did he ever discuss the question with news international at all the meetings they attend? >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> it is the third time of fasting, and labor did not like the answer. >> i took myself out of any decision making about this and did to regard -- about this bid. >> he is accused him of hiding their relationships with the murdoch empire. >> i have set out all the meetings i have had in complete contrast to the party opposite, but i can tell you, i have never held a slumber party. >> david cameron says he has an old-fashioned view that a man is innocent until proven guilty, but today he tried to separate his fate from andy. >> for more on the fallout and the impact it continues to have, i spoke to the chief political correspondent for "the guardian newspaper" in london. did he do enough today to stop questions about his judgment? >> he certainly did announce to south -- did enough to satisfy his party curio reaching his party. he was meant to finish with a trip
on the prime minister's friend, rebekah brooks, chief executive of news international in the u.k., editor at "news of the world" when milly dowler went missing. she has always said she did not know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. she says she is shocked as everyone else. everyone makes it plain that she does not intend to resign. >> this happened in 2002. she is now chief executive of the company. she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> the heat has been turned up on rupert murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want an inquiry set up. they also say that rebekah brooks should go. >> this was a systematic series of things that happened. what i want from executives at news international is for them to start taking responsibility. but it is not just news international -- >> it is not just news international with difficult questions to answer. the latest claims are prompting more uncomfortable questions about whether a blind eye was turnedat scotland yard -- turned at
. >> as for the questions about -- >> on the case of backup brooks -- rebecca brooks, i do not think the prime minister should choose who should run it news organizations. >> david cameron has done his best to try to distance himself from the scandal. questions about his own judgment and his friendship continue. especially now some say they warned him years ago about hiring the former editor. >> president obama, the u.s. economy has been the overriding challenge. today, it comes more disappointing news. only 18,000 jobs were created in june, the fewest in nine months. that pushed up the unemployment rate to 9.2%. in response, the president had this assessment. >> economy is not producing enough jobs for everybody was looking. we have always known that we would have ups and downs. over the past few months, the economy has experienced some tough head winds. >> what more can be done to spur the job growth? how could these figures have fallen so far below expectations? >> a date earlier, many economists are revising upward their forecast. they were expecting around 100,000 jobs to a been created in the mon
today. >> rebecca brooks, a former editor of "news of the world close "-- news of the world." some feel she should have lost her job. >> she is an executive of news international who was editor at the time the hacking happened. it is a big acts, but i do not think it solves the real issue and news international. >> i am satisfied that rebecca -- her leadership in the business and her standard of ethics, her standard of conduct throughout her career are very good. >> with big consumer company after big consumer company pulling their advertising from quoted news of the world," the commercial future -- from "news of the world," the commercial future was looking bleak. >> it is going to be investigated. there must be a full judicial inquiry. >> here is the other newspaper jewel acquired by rupert murdoch in 1969," the sun." could there be a sunday without a murdoch tabloid? unthinkable, surely. >> despite today's announcement, the fallout from the scandal seems to be far from over. scotland yard say they have identified 4000 possible hacking victims. an inquiry will start into possible wron
. >> a series of tragic news stories -- >> and rebecca brooks, former editor, describes sarah payne as her dear friend. the two worked together to campaign for "sarah's law," the public right to know where pedophiles are living. tonight rebecca said these allegations are abhorrent. the idea that anyone on this newspaper knew that sarah or the team were targeted were -- is unthinkable. the sarah's law campaign began in 2004. glenn mulciar was arrested in 2006. if it was news international who intercepted the information, this was the reaction of one m.p. >> news international didn't just campaign for sarah's law. they gave personal support for sarah and her family. they produced literature. they took her to party meetings. >> her newspaper got her high-level meetings and targeted phones. but it's said the voice mail on this phone was not activated until 18 months ago, suggesting there were no messages. today's allegations surfaced hours after lord justice lev son said his judicial inquiry could begin while the police begin to n.f.c. >> i believe it should be problem to focus on the extent of the
milly dowler -- phone.owler's hacked this is what rebekah brooks had to say about the incident. >> i don't know anyone in their right mind who would sanction anyone listening to the voice mail of milly dowler in those circumstances. i just don't know anyone who would think that was a right and proper thing to do at this time or any time. i know that we know a lot more now but that is all i can tell you. >> many of the details were first revealed in "the guardian," newspaper. we're joined by the deputy editor tonight. thank you for joining us. do you believe the murdochs did not know about the phone hacking? >> it is very difficult to say. rupert murdoch's performance was quite extraordinary. he seemed to be tried to convince the world that he was a doggery old chap who had no idea what was going on in his company. a lot of the time i felt convinced of that. one of the striking things was that this was probably the end of the rupert murdoch era. this was probably the performance that will convince most shareholders that he is the person to be running this company. >> what about james murd
is gordon at downing street. on the top is rebekah brooks. for years, team brown stayed close to teamer, but no more -- team murdoch, but no more. he is accusing "news of the world" of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank account broken into, my files, i tax returns went missing -- my tax returns went missing. medical return -- medical records have been broken into. i do not know how this happens. but i do know that in two of these instances, there is absolute proof that news international was responsible for hiring people to get this information. the people that they work with -- and this is what concerns me most -- our criminals. >> are you considering resigning? >> he is not resigning. he said his newspaper has been down to bring him -- has been out to bring him down. he attacks the way that it reported his youngest son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. he did not allege that his sons records had been stolen, but -- son's records had been stolen. >> your son will now be broadcast the media. we are incredibly upset about it. we're thinking about his long
is safe at this point. not ruperred, not james, rebecca brooks arrested, hinson resigned. this is no longer a u.k. problem or u.s. problem. it's a global problem for news corporation and people are beginning to question whether rupert murdoch can stay on his job. >> all eyes are on the hearings tomorrow when rupert murdoch and his son james are due to give evidence. what can we expect and what's at stake for their business. >> i was just speaking to someone coaching them for these appearances tomorrow and you think they're coached to appear contrite. they're certainly going to apologize and stick to the facts as much as they can. i think this is going to be partly political theater. i think people really want to be able to hold rupert and james up and take their punches, ask them the questions they haven't been able to ask them. i think what we could see are some flashes of defensiveness and anger on their part. i think because as much as they -- the center of this they feel agrowthed, they feel like they're the victims. this is always been a part of the newscorp culture,
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